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Post by jackpot » Tue Feb 19, 2008 12:23 pm

The first correct answer for each pic until this thursday evening is good for a beer next week- I promise :-D
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Post by RB » Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:15 pm

Your beer is very "expensive" JP, what are those??

My (wild) guesses:

a) Australian pine, Casuarina equisetifolia
c) Cactus, but species - impossible?

I think I will be buying my own beer!!

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Post by jackpot » Tue Feb 19, 2008 4:12 pm

Very very wrong (both)!
Ohhhh- I forgot to say that I get a beer for each wrong answer!!!!

:-D :-D

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Post by RB » Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:20 pm

Are those plants or animals??

If not cactus then caterpillar!

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Post by jackpot » Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:13 am

good question :) and as you can see- 2222c is correct!
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Post by D. Cilia » Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:46 pm

Didn't know animals were possible as well!

#1 looks like reptile skin (gecko tail??)
#2 is some bony appendage like a cassowary's crest
#4: Cladonia sp.? no idea otherwise

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Post by jackpot » Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:24 pm

#1 looks like reptile skin (gecko tail??)
very good, it is a chamaeleon \:D/
#2 is some bony appendage like a cassowary's crest
no, not any appendage
#4: Cladonia sp.? no idea otherwise
no, not a lichen!
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Post by RB » Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:27 pm

Another vote for reptile skin on a) - looks like the colouring is correct for that lizard-like thing probably native to Australia whose name escapes me, it has a fat tail, and if not mistaken, venomous saliva. Ah yes! remembered - Gila Monster! Another wild guess of course! I think the beer is already taking effect, in advance!

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Post by D. Cilia » Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:53 pm

are these all 'native' Maltese organisms? (the chameleon is not native but still...). I'd also like to know the name of that lepidoptera please.

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Post by jackpot » Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:33 am

2222b is called in german language Kuckucksspucke- larvae of e.g. Philaenus spumarius- in Malta it might be another species or genus, and the Kuckucksspucke was found at the leaves commonly of Daucus carota

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Post by jackpot » Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:36 am

2222d is Scleroderma verrucosum, the Earthball, found by Bernd.

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Post by jackpot » Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:45 am

sorry- here is the pic
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Post by jackpot » Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:37 am

2222b is called in german language Kuckucksspucke- how is it named in English and in Maltese?
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Post by Glimbo » Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:30 am

In English - 'cuckoo spit' - g 8)

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Post by jackpot » Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:09 pm

hello- thanks a lot! :)

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Post by D. Cilia » Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:44 pm

beżqa ta’ daqquqa kaħla? :lol:

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Post by MWP admin » Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:37 pm

http://www.hiddenforest.co.nz/fungi/fam ... cler05.htm

The Scleroderma is an great find! Congratulations.
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Post by MWP admin » Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:42 pm

JP, regards more info on 2222b - have a look here

http://www.maltawildplants.com/!gfx/Nat ... 0spumarius
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Post by RB » Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:57 pm

JP,. 2222b was something that crossed my mind, but putting it upside down made it impossible! :shock:

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Post by jackpot » Thu Mar 20, 2008 9:41 am

yes RB, I know, I am extremely miscreant, like a jackpot in Las Vegas :-D

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Post by MWP admin » Fri Mar 21, 2008 8:51 pm

Here is the responsible of the bubble spitter.
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Post by D. Cilia » Sat Mar 22, 2008 5:46 am

what a cute little critter 8) probably Philaenus sp., difficult to identify though!

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Post by RB » Sat Mar 22, 2008 1:36 pm

Yup almost cartoon like!

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